The Lord is my Shepherd

Black Sheep have ye any wool-a golf course in UK

The palmist sings a sweet melody into the world in Psalms 23 that springs hope in our hearts as we sing and meditate on the green pastures in our lives.

As we in the USA celebrate a day of Thanksgiving this week while counting our blessings from individual to national blessings we might sight check a harp, a shepherd boy and his dreams and aspirations that arose from his soul as his eyes watched the sheep and stars alike! WOW a metaphor on how a sheep grazing in the Shepherd’s pasture has potential to shine light like a star!

“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”
Psalms‬ ‭23:1-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

2 thoughts on “The Lord is my Shepherd

  1. The lovely video clip sure illustrates Psalm 23:1-6!

    Just to think that God used sheep to describe humans when He gave us His word so many years ago, and that we still have these animals all over so many parts of the world today as living reminders of who we are and who Jesus is.

    I think the fence tells us that whoever the shepherd of this mixed black and white flock is, they must have an understanding of how sheep will wander off if left to their own devices. (Isaiah 53:6); and of how enemy predators (both man and animal) need to be kept out (Ps 23:5). It appears that there may be a strand of electric wire on top of the fence which indicates to anyone other than the shepherd/owner just who these sheep belong to! Do not touch them!

    Even though the trees look barren from fall conditions and winter approaching, the sheep don’t seem to be concerned (no fear); that pasture is green and lush and the sheep look fed and cared for. And when the trees do leaf out again in the spring, there will be other nice things to eat and shade to keep them cool in the summer heat.

  2. The footnotes for Psalm 23: 2,3 from the NIV says: “when we allow God our shepherd to guide us, we have contentment. When we choose to sin, however, we go our own way and cannot blame God for the environment we create for ourselves. Our shepherd knows the “green pastures” and “quiet waters” that will restore us. We will reach these places only by following him obediently. Rebelling against the shepherd’s leading is actually rebelling against our own interests. We must remember this the next time we are tempted to go our own way rather than the shepherd’s way.” Thanks for sharing the video above of the sheep in that beautiful green pasture. 😊

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